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GIA (Gemological Institute of America) houses perhaps the world’s most comprehensive collection documenting the history, science, business, and art of gems and jewelry. This online collection from the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center presents some of the most unique and rare books in the library’s collection. GIA is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in gemology and jewelry arts. The Institute’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems a...


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by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945.
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"Russia's Diamond Treasure is composed of the best portion of the State-Jewels and Regalia, formerly the property of the tsars."--Pt. 1, p. 12 "Official examination [of the Treasure] took place in March-April [1922] ... Description of the whole collection is the personal contribution of the mineralogist A.E. Fersman assisted by S.N. Troinitzky...an​d A.N. Benois... "--Pt. 1, p.12-13. "Experts especially appointed ... expert-​jewellers: A. Fabergé, A. Kolter, B....
Topics: Crown jewels--Russia--Catalogs, Gems--Russia--Catalogs
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Volume 1 of 5. For more information on this work, see Conklin's article James Sowerby, his publications and collections, Mineralogical Record, vol. 26, no. 4 (July-August 1995), p. 85-105.
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain
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by Kozminsky, Isidore
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39 specimens in color and 22 other illustrations. "An outstanding work, comparable to Kunz's Curious Lore or Magic in respect to authenticity & accuracy of information but not so large in size. Even so, it contains a wealth of material, some of it not to be found in the Kunz works mentioned and making it a desirable complement to them."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3552. Partial contents: Study of precious stones in early times -- The most ancient science -- The ephod of...
Topics: Precious stones, Gems, Charms
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by Smith, John
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"A most interesting work solely on the chalcedony and agate nodules that occur in amygdaloidal trap rocks near Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland. Smith minutely describes a large variety of types which he collected himself, many specimens illustrated by sketches from his own hand or in photographs. [...] quite rare."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 6177.
Topic: Agates
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by Hendley, Thomas Holbein, 1847-1917
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With 167 plates (32 in colours, 135 in monochrome). Extracted from the Journal of Indian Art, 1906-1909. "It is certainly the largest, most detailed, and lavishly illustrated monograph ever to appear on the subject. The jewelry of each province of India and Burma is carefully examined and described, with citations from works of early travelers and other authorities giving the native terms and synonomies for specific types of jewels, and, in some instances, for gemstones, jewelry-making...
Topic: Jewelry--India--History
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by Jack, Robert Lockhart, 1878-
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Geological Survey of South Australia. Bulletin ; No. 10.
Topic: Building stones--South Australia
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Partial contents: Old World roots of the American cut -- Mechanization, ingenuity, and Henry Dutton Morse -- More innovations and the emergence of optics -- Merchandising and the early years of the American cut -- Tolkowsky, Shipley, and GIA -- Putting it all together : appearance, proportions, and the American cut.
Topics: Morse, Henry D., 1826-1888, Shipley, Robert M. (Robert Morill), 1887-1978, Wade, Frank B.,...
Topics: Gems, Pearls
A significant and comprehensive work on the folklore and healing properties of gemstones.--description submitted for Facets of GIA exhibit. "An encyclopedic, durable work [...] Apparently Kunz meant this work and its companion volume, Magic of Jewels and Charms [...] to be the ultimate compilations of everything worth knowing on the curious lore of gemstones, and in justice to his effort, it can be said that no works compare to them, even to this day."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry...
Topics: Gems--Folklore, Gems
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Volume 2 of 2. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/GemologyAnAnnotatedBibliography
Topics: Gems--Bibliography, Precious stones--Bibliography
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by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945
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Volume 1 of 2.  Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/DragotsennyeiTsvetnyeKamniRossiiTom2 Summary: "This monumental work, still unsuperseded even by modern works published in the USSR, was prepared by Fersman to place on record all of the important facts that he could locate on the gemstones of the USSR for the purpose of publicizing these resources and encouraging exploitation to aid the economic recovery after the Revolution."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2041. ...
Topic: Precious stones--Former Soviet republics
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Originally published: Radnor, Pa. : Chilton Book Co., c1981. "...over 700 references to beryl are presented. In addition, Sinkankas includes an appendix of beryl nomenclature, listing over 500 names for beryl that he encountered during his research. [This book] is the ultimate reference on beryl and is a definite must for the library of anyone interested in gems."--Gems & Gemology, Winter 1981, p. 242. Appendix on derivation of names and terms. Includes bibliographical references...
Topics: Emeralds, Beryl
Winter's school of jewelry engraving.
Topics: Engraving (Metal-work), Jewelry making, Metal-work, Winter Engraving Company, Winter School of...
Includes index (p. 2).
Topics: Diamonds--Catalogs, Jewelry--Catalogs, Diamonds--Prices, Jewelry--Prices, Clocks and...
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by Houston, Robert S.
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(Transactions of the Paisley Naturalists' Society, v. 1)
Topic: Mineralogy--Scotland--Renfrewshire
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Volume 5 of 5. For more information on this work, see Conklin's article James Sowerby, his publications and collections, Mineralogical Record, vol. 26, no. 4 (July-August 1995), p. 85-105.
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/GemologyAnAnnotatedBibliographyVol2
Topics: Gems--Bibliography, Precious stones--Bibliography
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by Fremy, E. (Edmond), 1814-1894
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This book on ruby synthesis shows Frémy's method for flux growth. This book also documents the first jewelry from the late 1800s containing synthetic rubies.-​-​description submitted for Facets of GIA exhibit in 2009.
Topic: Rubies
Edited and compiled by William Borsodi.
Topics: Jewelry--Marketing--Handbooks, manuals, etc., manuals, etc.
Mit 122 lithographierten Tafeln. 2. durchfesehene & ergänzte aufl.
Topics: Alchemy, Astrology
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Volume 3 of 5. For more information on this work, see Conklin's article James Sowerby, his publications and collections, Mineralogical Record, vol. 26, no. 4 (July-August 1995), p. 85-105.
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain
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by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945
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Volume 2 of 2.  Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/DragotsennyeITsvetnyeKamniRossiiTom1 Summary: "This monumental work, still unsuperseded even by modern works published in the USSR, was prepared by Fersman to place on record all of the important facts that he could locate on the gemstones of the USSR for the purpose of publicizing these resources and encouraging exploitation to aid the economic recovery after the Revolution."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2041....
Topic: Precious stones--Former Soviet republics
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Volume 4 of 5. For more information on this work, see Conklin's article James Sowerby, his publications and collections, Mineralogical Record, vol. 26, no. 4 (July-August 1995), p. 85-105.
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain
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An introductory account of the origin & object of the treatises and of Cellini's position as a craftsman and author by C.R. Ashbee. Colophon: Here end The treatises of Benvenuto Cellini on metal work and sculpture, made into English from the Italian of the Marcian codex by C.R. Ashbee, and printed by him at the Guild's Press at Essex House, with the assistance of Lawrence Hodson who sought to keep living the traditions of good printing refounded by William Morris, the master craftsman, and...
Topics: Goldwork, Sculpture
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by Arnstein Bros. & Co.
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Per metric carat pricing chart. U.S. metric carat established in 1914. Conversion chart from "Old Weight 64ths" and "Old Weight Carats" to "New Metric" on last page.
Topics: Diamonds--Prices, Metric system--Conversion tables, Carat (Unit of weight)
"Magnificently illustrated auction catalog of the impressive precious stone jewelry and several watches that belonged to Princess Vera Lobanoff de Rostoff (or Lobanov-âDolgoruki, or Dolgorukov), of the Dolgorouky princely family of Russia... the catalog lists and briefly describes 280 lots, of which the major pieces are pearl necklaces, rivieres, colliers, and others, set with diamonds, and a few single items of great beauty and merit that are set with sapphires, emeralds, rubies,...
Topics: Lobanov-Rostovsky, Vera N., 1836-1914--Private collections, Pearls--Private collections,...
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by Studer, Paul, 1879-1927
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"There are three types of mediaeval lapidary [one who studies gemstones] - the mineralogical, the symbolic and the astrological-​are represented in Anglo-Norman versions. Thirteen different lapidaries, complete or fragmentary, have come down to us."--p. xviii "The true severance between magic and science can only be made when magic becomes wilfully irrational, and the eleventh century was an Age of Faith and not of reason in the whole sphere of exact knowledge."--p. xv....
Topic: Lapidaries (Medieval literature)
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Adapted from the English translation of Philemon Holland, London, 1601.--p. v With reproduction of t.p. of the Adam Islip 1601 ed. of the Historie of the world. "Published posthumously from materials assembled and edited by Kay Swindler of the Gemological Institute staff but her services not mentioned."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 333. Partial contents: The author, Pliny the Elder.-- Authorities cited by Pliny -- Pliny as a mineralogist and gem expert -- Roman jewelry...
Topics: Gemology, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800
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by Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, 1840-1914
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Part 1 of 2. Part 2 available at:  https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartIi/page/n10 "Bibliography of precious stones": v. 2, p. 988-1015; "List of works consulted": v. 2, p. 1034-1037. "On all counts one of the most remarkable and important works on gems ever published, particularly so because its Indian author stresses the knowledge of gems and their cultural significance in the Indian lands. [...] It is the product of many years research in...
Topic: Gems
"A rare book."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1255.  "Psychological properties of minerals 223-65, same for gemstones 267-320, the last including topaz, amethyst, coral, rock crystal, emerald, diamond, ruby, turquoise, sapphire, red garnet and carbuncle. For each is given some curious lore, sometimes a little mineralogical information, and a discussion of the influence of these upon the wearer and also a synbolic [sic] line drawing, reminiscent of the kind alchemists...
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Topics: Occultism, Gems--Therapeutic use, Gems--Folklore
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Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The  Keystone  was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
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Volume 3 of 3. An encyclopedic three-volume history of 19th century French jewelry, written by a noted French jeweler with numerous high quality black & white photographs and illustrations. Contents: I. Consulat. Empire. Restauration. Louis-Philippe.--II. Le second empire.--III. La troisieme republique. Vol 2-3 paged continuously. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/LaBijouterieFrancaiseAuXixeSiecle1800-1900I.Consulat.Empire Volume 2: ...
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--France, Costume--History--19th century--France
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Twenty photographs from the original drawings in The British Museum. "Issued essentially as a pattern book to be used in 'schools of art and amateurs'".--lot description.
Topics: Art nouveau, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--19th century, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--20th...
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by Streeter & Co., Ltd.
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"The text may have been written by Streeter but no author is indicated"-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 6406. "Almost totally illustrated by chromolithograp​h in color and gold....a good copy of a very scarce catalogue."-​-​bookseller's description.  According to Patrick Streeter in 'Streeter of Bond Street', the "standard of printing in the 102nd edition of the catalogue was spectacular. The gold reproductions appeared as alluring as the real...
Topics: Streeter & Co.--Catalogs, Jewelry--Catalogs, Jewelry--England--History--19th century--Catalogs
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Volume 2 of 3. "The word "monumental" is justly applied to this work in respect not only to its size but also to its content; it is the most comprehensive monograph ever published on the engraved gems of antiquity."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2277. Contents: 1. Bd. 67 Tafeln in Heliogravure.--2. Bd. Beschreibung und Erklearung der Tafeln.--3. Bd. Geschichte der Steinschneidekunst im klassischen Altertum, mit 3 Tafeln.
Topics: Gems--History, Glyptics--History
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"Apparently these are the contributions solicited by Kunz for publication in the great two volume catalog of 1906 [see JSL0663] and pre-published here. Presumably the unsigned articles were written by Bishop."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 661. Summary: "...no other work, even now, approaches the above for its wealth of property data; the occurrences section by Washington is richly supplied with bibliographical footnotes of continuing value to students of jades. Bushell's...
Topics: Bishop Collection, Jade, Jade--China
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by Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, 1840-1914
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Part 2 of 2. Part I available at:  https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartI/page/n22 "Bibliography of precious stones": v. 2, p. 988-1015; "List of works consulted": v. 2, p. 1034-1037. "On all counts one of the most remarkable and important works on gems ever published, particularly so because its Indian author stresses the knowledge of gems and their cultural significance in the Indian lands. [...] It is the product of many years research in...
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by John V. Farwell Company
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John V. Farwell Company, Chicago, Market and Monroe Streets, importers - manufacturers - converters - wholesalers, established 1852.
Topic: Jewelry--Catalogs
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by Younghusband, G. J. (George John), 1859-1944
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Edition de-Luxe Partial contents: The coronation -- The regalia -- The royal crowns -- The royal sceptres -- The royal orbs -- The lesser regalia -- The king's plate -- The greater gems in the jewel house -- The Throne of England -- The regal vestments.
Topic: Crown jewels--Great Britain
"Large, elaborate, detailed series of explanations & discussions concerning the subjects portrayed upon 60 engraved gems set in rings and shown in the engravings."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3952.
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Seals (Numismatics)--Early works to 1800, Emblems--Early works to 1800,...
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by Marbode, Bishop of Rennes, 1035?-1123
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"[B]riefly describes 60 gemstones...and gives for each their magical and medicinal virtues."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4168.
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Gems--Poetry, Lapidaries (Medieval literature), Medicine, magic, mystic,...
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Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2 available: https://archive​.org/details/Ph​ysiskBeskrifnin​gOfverJord-​klotetSenareBan​det
Topic: Physical geography--Early works to 1800
Collection of privately published papers on natural history. Partial contents: VIII. Versuch einer Mineralgeschich​te des Oberösterreisch​en Salzkammergutes / Ignatz von Born.--XI. Nachricht von ungarischen Opalen und Weltaugen / Hrn. Traugott Delius.--XV. Chymische Versuche mit dem sogenannten carrarischen, und dem sogenannten florentinischen figurirten Marmor zur Erläuterung der Mineralogie / Johan Zauschners.-​-​XVI. Schreiben über die Mineralgeschich​te von Oesterreich unter...
Topics: Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Opals--Early works to 1800, Platinum--Early works to 1800,...
"Mit 196 Ubbildungen"
Topic: Mineralogy
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by Maurice Beck Fils et Neveu
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Jewelry trade catalog
Topics: Jewelers--France--Catalogs, Jewelers--France--19th century, Jewelers--France--20th century
Partial contents: Metallurgy of gold.--Prices, alloys, gold alloys, gold melting.-​-​Rolling and slitting gold.--The workshop and tools.-​-​Filigree wire-​drawing.-​-​Manufacture of personal ornaments.-​-​Finger rings.-​-​Mounting and setting.-​-​Mayoral chains and cvic insignia.-- Antique jewellery and its revival.-​-​Manufacture of gold chains.-​-​Precious stones.-​-​Cutting diamonds and other precious gems.-​-​Polishing and finishing.-​-​Chasing,...
Topics: Goldwork, Jewelry, Valuation, Assaying
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Catalogue édité par La Collectivité des Bijoutiers-Joailliers-Orfèvres de Paris "This is a collective trade catalogue of members of the French Collective "La Collective des Bijoutiers-​Joailliers-​Orfevres de Paris" ... containing 53 photographic plates, one or two per company, each displaying 20 or so pieces of jewelry or silver; most have the company name printed on the plate ... the named companies include P. Brunet, L. Jourdan, M. Capy, Jean Desmares, P. Fauvin,...
Topics: Jewelers--France-Catalogs, Jewelers--France--20th century
Nouvelle ed., entierement refondue et augmentee / par A. Romain. Cover title: Encyclopedie-Roret : Bijoutier joaillier et sertisseur
Topics: Jewelry, Gemology, Diamonds, Gem cutting, Precious stones, Valuation
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Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The  Keystone  was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
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"The text covers the entire span of ancient to modern knowledge of the pearl, its host, formation, the natural history of the several shellfish, salt- and fresh-water, methods of fishing, preparation of pearls, marketing, fashion, lore, and many other topics directly or indirectly related to the central theme... [a] truly monumental work..."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3690.
Topic: Pearls
Volume 2 of 2. "A large and elaborate work written and illustrated about the theme of the significance of the stars and other celestial bodies as depicted upon engraved gems...The first volume contains a preface by Gori and 200 plates...The second volume contains Passeri's descriptions and comments on the gems..."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2466. This is a three volume work with volumes 2 and 3 bound together. Partial contents: V. 3. Atlas Farnesianus marmoreus ......
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Glyptics--Themes, motives, Magic
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by Dufrène, Maurice, 1876-
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24 plates of jewelry illustrations. Plates embossed with woman reclining reading a book.
Topics: Jewelry-€-€‹Design-France-€‹-€‹History-€‹-€‹19th century,...
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Lithiaka was original title. This is a later printing in which "Lithiaka" is dropped from title.--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 410. Partial contents: Pt. 1. General history of gems: Introduction -- Precious stones among the ancients -- Precious stones among the Romans -- Gems among the Gauls, Goths, and Franks -- The 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th centuries --The 16th century -- The 16th and 17th centuries -- The 18th century -- The 18th and 19th centuries. Partial contents: Pt. 2....
Topics: Precious stones, Gems
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by Kirchmann, Johann, 1575-1643
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"An extremely thorough, scholarly work on the finger-rings of antiquity, covering their significance, uses, types, metal rings, rings set with engraved gems, signet rings, talismanic & magical rings, official rings, etc."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3426.
Topic: Rings--Antiquities--Early works to 1800
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by Savard & Fils
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Jewelry trade catalog. Partial contents: Bagues.-​-​Chevalières.-​-​Dormeuses.-​-​Broches.-​-​Boutons.-​-​Bracelets.-​-​Chaines.-​-​Croix et chapelets.-​-​Èpingles de cravates.-​-​Mèdailles.-​-​Mèdaillons.-​-​Sautoirs.
Topics: Jewelry--20th century--France--Catalogs, Jewelers--France--Catalogs
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Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The  Keystone  was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
A collection of 12 plates sewn together through the top and illustrating designs for ornamental cartouches. Other title: Recueil de divers caprices et nouettes jnuentions mises au jour par le Sr. E. de la Belle, Peintre florentin dessignees et grauees par le mesme autheur.
Topics: Decorative arts--Design, Decoration and ornament, Baroque
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"The earliest and fullest description of inclusions in Baltic amber and with discussion of falsified inclusions as frogs! Splendid engraved plates showing hundreds of specimens.--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5970.
Topics: Paleontology--To 1800, Amber, Insects, Fossil
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by Agostini, Leonardo, 1593-ca. 1670
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2nd impressione.
Topics: Gems, Ancient--Early works to 1800, Portraits on gems--Early works to 1800
"Work on glassblowing and glass making, first published in 1689 in Frankfurt & Liepzig by the same publisher."-​-​Pacific Book Auction lot description.
Topics: Glass manufacture--Early works to 1800, Precious stones, Artificial--Early works to 1800, Precious...
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"[I]t is undisputed that our knowledge of ancient gemology is solidly based on the last book, Book 37, in [Pliny's] treatise."--Gemology, J. Sinkankas, p. 814. Partial contents: L. XXXIII. Naturae metallorum.--L. XXXIV. AEris metalla, & ferri, & plumbi, & stanni.--L. XXXVI. Naturae lapidum et luxuriae marmorum. XXXVII. Origo gemmarum.
Topics: Natural history--Pre-Linnean works, Precious stones--Early works to 1800
Volume 2 of 2. From King's 'Antique gems and rings', v. 1, p. 467: "[W]ritten as an explanatory catlogue of the 15800 pastes made by Tassie from gems of all classes and periods. A most serviceable commentary, illustrated with short dissertations upon the history of the different series, and the myths of the more interesting designs, interspersed with curious remarks upon the artists and collectors, making the work still an invaluable companion and guide to the study."--Gemology by J....
Topics: Gems--Catalogs--Early works to 1800, Art objects--Catalogs
"The treatise opens with two chapters on nature, origin, virtues, uses, and mentions of gemstones in the Bible...Bacci describes the classical stones of the High Priest's breastplate but then goes on to describe many more, including those whose identities are still in doubt...Much factual information is provided but it is interlarded [?] with curious lore and superstition..."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 281. Errata: p. [22]; Cap. 39 misnumbered 40; Cap. 41 used twice.
Topics: Breastplate of the High Priest, Gems--Early works to 1800, Medicine--15th-18th centuries, Precious...
Topics: Hairdressing, Hair-work
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by Guidus, Joannes, the elder
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"'...Guidi was a jurisconsult and the volume is chiefly concerned with legal questions involving alchemists, gems, and so forth.' [Thorndike, History of Magic, 7, 252]"--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2608. Partial contents: Liber I. De metallarus; De artificius metallorum; De alchimistis.--Lib. II. De metallis; De auro, & argento; De gemmis; De ferro, & armis; De salinis.--Lib. III. De moneta; De thesauris; De rebus aureis, & argenteis; De ornamentis; De vistibus...
Topics: Alchemy--Italy--History, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Gems--Early works to 1800, Precious...
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by Crookes, William, Sir, 1832-1919
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With 24 illustrations.
Topic: Diamonds
Volume 1 of 2. "The first volume contains a thorough exposition of the mining and metallurgy of gold, silver and platinum as used in the jewelry arts....However​, it is the second volume that is of primary interest to the gemologist...."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 0820. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/TraiteDOrfevrerieBijouterieEtJoaillerieTome2
Topics: Jewelry, Metals
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by Follot, Paul
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12 colored plates heightened by hand, and 12 black-and-white plates of Art Nouveau jewelry and decorative items. Publication date provided in lot description.
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Topics: Art nouveau, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--19th century, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--20th...
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Volume 1 of 3.  An encyclopedic three-volume history of 19th century French jewelry, written by a noted French jeweler with numerous high quality black & white photographs and illustrations. Contents: I. Consulat. Empire. Restauration. Louis-​Philippe.-​-​II. Le second empire.--III. La troisieme republique. Volume 1 includes loose 4 page pamphlet advertising the three-volume set. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/LaBijouterieFrancaiseAuXixeSiecle1800-1900.Ii.LeSecondEmpire...
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--France, Costume--History--19th century--France
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by Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932
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With 90 illustrations in color, doubletone and line. Partial contents: Magic stones and electric gems -- On meteorites, or celestial stones -- Stones of healing -- On the virtues of fabulous stones, concretions and fossils -- Snake stones and bezoars -- Angels and ministers of grace -- On the religious use of various stones -- Amulets: ancient, medieval, and oriental -- Amulets of primitive peoples and of modern times -- Facts and fancies about precious stones.
Topics: Gems, Charms, Amulets
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Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The  Keystone  was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
"Notable for many fine pearl pieces."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1186. Dates of sale: 26 Mai au 4 Juin 1904. Introduction is written by Frédéric Masson.
Topics: Bonaparte, Mathilde-Lititia-Wilhelmine, 1820-1904. princesse, Pearls--Private collections,...
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by Foote, W. M. (Warren Mathews)
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Compiled by W. M. Foote ; 216 pages, illustrated. Contents: pt. I. Mineral collections and material for the laboratory.-​-​pt. II. Descriptive account of choice specimens. Meteorites. Price list of individual specimens. Classified table of minerals according to Dana's system with index. Metallurgical classification of minerals.--Rare minerals for manufacturing purposes supplied in commercial quantities, see page 98.
Topics: Minerals, Mineralogy--Catalogs and collections
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by S. Kind & Sons
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S. Kind & Sons was in business from 1872-1964. Lacking cover.
Topics: Jewelers--Catalogs, Jewelry--United States--History--20th century--Catalogs,...
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Other title: Adress-handbuch der Stadt Freiberg Mit einem Grundriß. "R. Pumpelly" inked on title page. Raphael Pumpelly (1837-1923) was an American geologist and explorer.
Topic: Freiberg (Germany)